EDU 7211 – Statistics I                                                                                                                                Spring 2005

Professor Roxanne Mitchell, Ed. D









Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics with SPSS Student Version 13.0 2nd Edition by Neil J. Salkind (Paperback - Mar 8, 2005)


Additional resources:


Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (2nd edition) Data Sets



Course Description per Graduate Bulletin, St. John’s University, 2004 – 2006

Provides the student with opportunities to become knowledgeable about and to practice parametric and non-parametric statistical methods for testing hypotheses about population means, variances, coefficients of correlation and ranks; also includes procedures for estimating population parameters and for performing simple and multiple regression analyses. The interpretation and reporting of statistical analyses are emphasized.


Syllabus - EDU 7211  Spring 2006




Assignment I

Exercise I

Exercise II

Exercise III



Class notes – all provided by Dr. Mitchell:


Introductory Concepts – notes from Dr. Mitchell

Central Tendency



Chi Square


Normal Curve

Decision, Error and Power


Frequency Distributions and Graphs

Inferential Statistics

T-tests in case research

Case II T-test for case research


Class reflections:


There was so much anxiety expressed by the majority of the students before taking this course.  Personally, I like math and dealing with formula’s and computations.  The biggest challenge in this course for me was just learning the language and terminology.  I can see how SPSS will aid us during our research.  This course was essential in understanding the significance of the data and the practical use of statistics to evaluate and present data.